In my last post I wrote about the End of the World marathon. Well I am by no means fast, or as John Bingham says, “I am getting my moneys worth out of the experience.” Well the second day of the race I was so close to quitting. My body hurt everywhere and I had an extremely swollen achilles tendon. If you have never experienced that, It hurts!
Well needless to say I was neck and neck for last place, or as my kids call said, I was next years winner. I will go with that. But in the back I had the honor of meeting an amazing man. We talked about his favorite races and he gave me tips on ones to take the kids to. I noticed he had on a 50 states club shirt so I asked him how many marathons he had completed. I had guessed around 100, but his response was 677! Can you imagine 677 marathons. Thats 17,737 miles just at races, not training.
So as disappointed as I was to be so close to the back I could not have chosen a more amazing person to finish with.
My new friend Gene.